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Obeisance

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CIDE DICTIONARY

Obeisancen. [F. obéissance obedience, fr. obéissant. See Obey, and cf. Obedience, Abaisance.].
  •  Obedience.  Chaucer.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Deference or homage, or an expression of deference or respect; a bow; a curtsy.  [1913 Webster]
    "Bathsheba bowed and did obeisance unto the king."  [1913 Webster]

OXFORD DICTIONARY

Obeisance, n.
1 a bow, curtsey, or other respectful or submissive gesture (make an obeisance).
2 homage, submission, deference (pay obeisance).

Derivative
obeisant adj. obeisantly adv.
Etymology
ME f. OF obeissance (as OBEY)

THESAURUS

Obeisance

acceptance, acquiescence, allegiance, apple-polishing, ass-kissing, assent, backscratching, bend, bending the knee, bob, bootlicking, bow, bowing and scraping, brown-nosing, complaisance, compliance, consent, cringing, crouch, curtsy, deference, dipping the colors, duck, fawnery, fawning, fealty, flunkyism, footlicking, genuflection, groveling, handshaking, homage, honor, inclination, ingratiation, insinuation, kneeling, kowtow, loyalty, making a leg, mealymouthedness, nod, nonopposal, nonopposition, nonresistance, obedience, obsequiousness, parasitism, passiveness, passivity, presenting arms, prostration, resignation, resignedness, respect, respectfulness, reverence, salaam, salutation, salute, scrape, servility, sponging, squat, standing at attention, stoop, subjection, submission, submissiveness, submittal, supination, supineness, sycophancy, timeserving, toadeating, toadying, toadyism, truckling, tufthunting, yielding

ROGET THESAURUS

Obeisance

Submission

N submission, yielding, nonresistance, obedience, surrender, cession, capitulation, resignation, backdown, obeisance, homage, kneeling, genuflexion, courtesy, curtsy, kowtow, prostration, surrendering, submissive, resigned, crouching, downtrodden, down on one's marrow bones, on one's bended knee, unresistant, unresisting, nonresisting, pliant, undefended, untenable, indefensible, humble, have it your own way, it can't be helped, amen, da locum melioribus, tempori parendum.

Courtesy

N courtesy, respect, good manners, good behavior, good breeding, manners, politeness, bienseance, urbanity, comity, gentility, breeding, polish, presence, civility, civilization, amenity, suavity, good temper, good humor, amiability, easy temper, complacency, soft tongue, mansuetude, condescension, affability, complaisance, pr_evenance, amability, gallantry, pink of politeness, pink of courtesy, compliment, fair words, soft words, sweet words, honeyed phrases, ceremonial salutation, reception, presentation, introduction, accueil, greeting, recognition, welcome, abord, respects, devoir, regards, remembrances, kind regards, kind remembrances, love, best love, duty, empty encomium, flattering remark, hollow commendation, salaams, obeisance, bow, courtesy, curtsy, scrape, salaam, kotow, kowtow, bowing and scraping, kneeling, genuflection, obsequiousness, capping, shaking hands grip of the hand, embrace, hug, squeeze, accolade, loving cup, vin d'honneur, pledge, love token, kiss, buss, salute, mark of recognition, nod, nods and becks and wreathed smiles, valediction, condolence, courteous, polite, civil, mannerly, urbane, well-behaved, well- mannered, well-bred, well-brought up, good-mannered, polished, civilized, cultivated, refined, gentlemanlike, gallant, on one's good behavior, fine spoken, fair spoken, soft-spoken, honey-mouthed, honey- tongued, oily, bland, obliging, conciliatory, complaisant, complacent, obsequious, ingratiating, winning, gentle, mild, good-humored, cordial, gracious, affable, familiar, neighborly, diplomatic, tactful, politic, artful, courteously, with a good grace, with open arms, with outstretched arms, a bras ouverts, suaviter in modo, in good humor, Int, hail!, welcome!, well met!, ave!, all hail!, good day, good morrow!, Godspeed!, pax vobiscum!, may your shadow never be less!, Tien de plus estimable que la ceremonie, the very pink of courtesy.

Respect

N respect, regard, consideration, courtesy, attention, deference, reverence, honor, esteem, estimation, veneration, admiration, approbation, homage, fealty, obeisance, genuflection, kneeling prostration, obsequiousness, salaam, kowtow, bow, presenting arms, salute, respects, regards, duty, devoirs, egards, devotion, respecting, respectful, deferential, decorous, reverential, obsequious, ceremonious, bareheaded, cap in hand, on one's knees, prostrate, respected, in high esteem, in high estimation, time-honored, venerable, emeritus, in deference to, with all respect, with all due respect, with due respect, with the highest respect, with submission, saving your grace, saving your presence, salva sit reverentia, pace tanti nominis, Int, hail!, all hail!, esto perpetua!, may your shadow never be less!, and pluck up drowned honor by the locks, his honor rooted in dishonor stood, honor pricks me on.

Depression

N depression, lowering, depression, dip, abasement, detrusion, reduction, overthrow, overset, overturn, upset, prostration, subversion, precipitation, bow, courtesy, curtsy, genuflexion, genuflection, kowtow, obeisance, salaam, depressed, at a low ebb, prostrate, detrusive, facinus quos inquinat aequat.


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